Lower Control Arm


Control Arm Bushing Replacement

The lower control arm bushings are serviced with the lower control arm as an assembly.

Removal & Installation

2001-04 Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
    Lower ball joint
    Front inner flange bolt
    Rear inner flange bolt
    Lower control arm


To install:

Use a new split pin for assembly.

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Lower control arm. Tighten the inner flange bolt (A) to 69 ft. lbs. (93 Nm) and bolt (B) to 90 ft. lbs. (122 Nm) (69 ft. lbs. for 2004 models). Refer to the accompanying illustration for the locations of bolts A and B.
    Lower ball joint. Tighten the nut to 43-51 ft. lbs. (59-69 Nm).
    Front wheel

  3. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.

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    Fig. Tighten the lower control arm bolts to the specifications-2001-04 models shown


2005-06 Models

Special Tools Required:

Ball joint remover, 32 mm 07MAC-SL0A102
Ball joint thread protector, 14 mm 071AF-S3VA000

  1. Raise the front of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations.
  3. Remove the front wheel.
  5. Remove the flange nut (A) while holding the respective joint pin (B) with a hex wrench (C), then disconnect the stabilizer links from the strut (D).

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